Some of the lesser known facts about Microsoft Windows XP Professional

21 April, 2009 | | 0 comments |

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I'm sure most of us have long become proficient with Microsoft Windows XP Professional. Infact, I've become nostalgic with it and hence have made a foray into Linux Ubuntu/xUbuntu/Ubuntu Server/EduUbuntu and Windows 2008 Server Enterprise Edition. But there are still many of the lesser known details/content about Windows XP Professional which are not yet known to us (Atleast not to me inpite of using it for more than 5 years).

Here's the first surprise. This is an abstract regarding Windows XP Professional which I saw on Microsoft's web-site when I tried to download an official copy of the same under the S2F(Microsoft's Student-to-Faculty) initiative. Guess what, some of the facts pointed out in the description put up there are really really feature specific but important and not known to me and I'm sure to many of us. So here it goes....

Windows XP Professional is built on the core software code used in Windows 2000 and Windows NT Workstation. This code, known as the NT kernel, makes Windows XP more powerful, secure, and stable than Windows Me, Windows 98, or Windows 95. If you’ve used those systems in the past, you’ll notice a dramatic advantage: even if a program crashes, in most cases your computer will keep running.

With the dependable new Windows architecture you get:

  • Superior operating system technology, including preemptive multitasking, fault tolerance, and system memory protection, which all work to prevent and resolve problems, and to keep your system running smoothly.
  • The ability to recover your work in many cases, if your program crashes before you can save your work.
  • System memory protection to help prevent poorly written software from making your computer unstable.
  • In addition, when you install new software, you usually won’t need to reboot Windows XP, as was often required with earlier versions of Windows.

I'm sure you've found the above abstract really interesting from knowledge point-of-view.

Here's the second surprise. Windows XP has many editions or call it versions; right from Starter/Home/Professional/Corporate and the same in 64-bit editions with Home and Professional editions being the most sought after. But ever wondered what is the actual difference between Home and Professional editions....? Surely the difference is features but which and what all....? So I thought I have to surely put some light on this question. So here it goes....

I haven't finished yet and will surely continue with some more enlightment on the same topic. So keep in touch.....

Guru says Lolita .... !!!